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Zebulon Church Burns

Posted March 30, 1996 6:00 a.m. EST

— March 31, 1996, 6:15 p.m.

A country church was unable to hold its Palm Sunday services as scheduled. A fire broke out early Sunday morning, completely engulfing the structure. No one was hurt.

The First Free Will Baptist Church in Zebulon is now a mass of charred timbers, destroyed walls and ceilings. Fire officials have assigned blame for the fire to a faulty furnace. At 7 Sunday morning, a church member started the furnace to have the sanctuary warm for services later in the morning. By 8:30, flames were pouring from the structure.

Seventy-five people belong to the church